BEACH AND RESORTS

Clearly, one of the main attractions of this West African country is its opulent, picturesque beaches.  The coastline of Ghana was previously known as The Gold Coast and one can immediately see why.  The majority of these spectacular sands are kept in Accra; where all different tastes can be suited.

If you want a more traditional beach experience then perhaps the best would be the Labadi Pleasure Beach. An entrance fee must be paid for this particular experience which might detract slightly from the enjoyment, but for your money you get one of the few beaches in Ghana which is deliberately kept clean, a plethora of restaurants and bars to avail yourself of and, on certain days, performances of cultural music and dancing; mainstream music is often also available to enjoy as well.

Ghana also boasts much more secluded, tranquil beaches. For example, Misty Beach, to be found as one leaves Accra on the way to Tema, is great for getting off the tourist-track.  Whether you want to watch the army’s of fishermen leave every morning, or simply relax in the solitude lacking on larger beaches such as Labadi, this could be a great choice.

If you like a more environmental and nature-filled slant on your beach experience, then Cocoloco Beach could be ideal.  About an hour’s travel out of Accra, it marks the point where the Volta River merges into the Atlantic Ocean; creating a wonderful natural environment which has become renown for the large variety of sea turtles which breed there, as well as the huge variety of birds which can be seen in the Volta Estuary.  Sticking with the Volta, the Ada beach is another such sand which merges with the river and provides spectacular, unrivalled views. If spectacular views are what you’re after, then the Kokrobrite Beach, about 30 kilometres outside of Accra, might also interest you. Its serenity is offset by dramatic hills which provide a frame to the large beach; another must for those who like to have their breath taken away.

For those who want to escape even further there is the quite ironically named Alaska Beach which is on the shore of the Gulf of Guinea. It offers a chance to escape the constant on-the-go feeling of the more touristy spots, but doesn’t leave you completely in the wild, with showers, camping facilities and even provision Ghanaian food on demandss.

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Alaska Beach
The beach is located on the shore of the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean; the Alaska Beach Club is a popular retreat for backpackers and those in search of a quiet beach away from it all.

In addition the beach has camping facilities, and some simple bungalows, plus showers and toilets.

It is next to the Busua Beach Resort where some visitors take time out to rent watercrafts.

Alaska offers traditional Ghanaian food on demand and the restaurant at the Busua Resort features a wide selection of seafood and other dishes.

Busua Beach
Busua Beach is an amazing stretch of beautiful sand and sea. It is located in a semi-cove only 5Km from Dixcove – just A short walk through the forest.

Just a little over 1Km off-shore is a small island that you can charter a small boat to get to. If you are adventurous, you can even swim there – just be sure to have backup.

Cocoloco Beach
Cocoloco Beach is located at Ada Foah – about an hour east from Accra where the Volta River meets the Atlantic Ocean.

The area is a natural paradise and a breeding ground for a variety of sea turtles.

The Volta Estuary is also a sanctuary for an enormous number of birds.

Cocoloco has camping and accommodation in a number of bungalows built in a traditional thatch style.

To get there, head east from Accra and branch right at the Kasseh-Ada junction.

If you are coming by “tro-tro” or commercial bus, get out at the last stop and ask a taxi to take you to the Cocoloco Beach Camp Resort near the village of Totimekope.

Kokrobite Beach Resort
25km west of Accra, Kokrobite is also home to the Academy of African Music and Arts.
One great little hostle is called Big Milly’s Backyard.
A small hotel for rucksack travellers. Simple. Cosy.
A garden surrounded with walls with small houses, rooms, cold beer and a snack three times a day.

Korle Beach Resort
This interesting resort is located on the Accra beach road.
A budget hotel on Korle Gonno Beach front is becoming popular for holidaymakers.

La Pleasure Beach
This is most popular beach during holidays and weekends and is located behind Labadi Beach Hotel.

Manet Paradise Beach Resort
Located 103 km east of Accra, the capital of Ghana, in Ada where the River Volta meets the Atlantic Ocean, this exclusive holiday resort offers first class amenities and excellent customer services making it an ideal location for your vacation.

This is an ideal location for the water sport lover, the calm river with an opening to the sea offers ideal conditions for jet skiing and wind surfing, also for the adventurous traveler, sailing with canoes fitted with outboard motors through the scores of small and at times uninhabited islands, exploring the swamps and mangroves with its colorful birds, turtles and other curious creatures.

This holiday resort is also surrounded by very friendly fishing and handicraft villages all at walking distance. Interacting with locals is made easier by their generous gesture of hospitality. Be it peace and quiet you are looking for on your vacation or adventure, culture or nature, Manet Paradise Holiday Resort provides that and more.

Facilities:

  • 25 Large double rooms with twin beds
  • 46 Standard double rooms
  • Restaurant that serves both continental and local dishes
  • All rooms are equipped with air-condition and ceiling fans
  • All rooms are equipped with IDD telephones, satellite TV with some major international TV stations.
  • Limited hours of room service
  • Internet Café
  • Diverse sports facilities including a tennis court.

New Coco Beach Resort
Located at Teshie-Nungua, east of Accra, it has a serene atmosphere with excellent accommodation.

It is a perfect place for relax.

Next Door Beach Resort
Next Door, a perfect and excellent beach resort-complex is a model of excellent of international standard worthy of mention. The peace and tranquillity reigning in the hearts of lovers and people are ever present at this resort.

It is simply a pictorial story you need to know and consume as first hand information about this earthly paradise, which is on the Accra-Teshie road.

After passing by the Military Academy and its environs, driving towards the township of Teshie, Next Door can found on the right side of the road.

The impression at first sight is the exotic nature of things, which help to embellish the place bringing it into an international focus and standard.

The vivid and scenic beauty of this resort with a cluster of coconut trees for shade is the gift of nature, which has encompassed this beautiful spot.
At the lower terrace, a wing, which is of historical tourist potential and attraction, has a catchments area of cement enclosure where the sea flows directly shortly would be developed into a swimming pool.

Each side of the enclosure is bordered by a cluster of huts with thatched roofs, open and airy for relaxation after a hard day’s work.
A terrace bar service caters for customers and a growing clientele of tourist of different nationalities.

The serenity and the breeze winds from the Atlantic Ocean and its morning dews act as natural health tonic for the relaxation of the mind and body.

Ningo-Prampram Beach
Further east of Accra (about 45km) on the Aflao Road exists this splendid beach.

There exists a 2-star hotel on the beachfront and a modern Polo grounds and club.

White Sands Beach Resort
Gomoa Fetteh, a town located off the Akotsi Junction on the Accra-Winneba highway, is generally known in local circles for the fishing and subsistence farming activities of its people.

This quiet and peaceful community, which is near Senya Bereku and in the Gomoa District of the Central Region, does not attract much publicity but for the annual re-union of the local citizens and those elsewhere during traditional festivals.

But from this hilly town, which can be reached in less then an hour’s drive from Accra, is emerging a phenomenon that will surly give more impetus to the often disputed saying that the Central Region is the leader in the tourism and hospitality sector in the country.

Situated on the white beach of the town White Sand Beach Club that is gradually winning the hearts of many holidaymakers. Overlooking the Atlantic with its spectacular white beach, as the name depicts, White Sand Beach Club offers visitors not only the very best in water sports but exotic bars and restaurants.

At the Barefoot Bar on the sandy beach, one can relax and watch an array of water sports including breathtaking ascension on parachutes, water skiing and paddling on customised surfboards.

Also available for the comfort of visitors are trimarans, sailing boats and pedalos. Over here is served a variety of cocktails, tropical juices and alcoholic beverages. And to serve the interest of accompanying minors at the Barefoot Bar, a children’s park has been created nearby with two tubes and swings and parents can relax and watch their children play.

At the Lagoon Terrace, which is flanked on one side by a white beach, and on the other, by a salt water lagoon and bird sanctuary, holiday makers can choose from a variety of assorted drinks while playing games like draught, chess, ludo and “oware”.

Just beside the Lagoon Terrace is located a gift shop, where visitors can purchase beach wears and other item like tennis rackets, table tennis ball and bats as well as caps. To whet the appetite of patrons, the resort has three distinctive restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines.

The Yellow Fin Restaurant provides enticing spicy selections from countries around the tropical belt as well as Italy, the Caribbean, United States and the Far East. At this restaurant, which can seat 50 people at a time, food orders are made direct to the kitchen by an automated system on computer to save time.

The other two restaurants, Lobster Grill and Snack Shack, offer a variety of grill, mouth-watering sandwiches and thirst quenching fruit punches. At the first entrance of the resort are open-air toilets and showers as well as changing rooms to cater for the comfort of swimming patrons.

And to secure the good health of visitors, management has employed the services of a medical doctor, who is at post at the weekends to assist in any medical emergency.

Meanwhile, the resort’s new guesthouse shows an exciting blend of antiquity and modernity.

Two 12-seater pontoons boats have been acquired by management to ferry visitors on the lagoon to the Barefoot Bar.